Brooder who never laid?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vonbagelz, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. vonbagelz

    vonbagelz New Egg

    Jul 25, 2012
    Dix Hills NY
    I have a japanese bantam who has been brooding for about 2 1/2 months and she has never laid. Another who layes about 2 weeks broods for three weeks with no eggs under her. I can not have roosters so the brooding isn't so great for me. Is this normal ? Oh by the way i have another japanese who also never laid but she doesn't brood and two red stars who are machines everyday.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Bantams like to go broody. They don't need eggs to be broody either. If you'll never hatch eggs, it's better to break them as soon as they go broody otherwise it gets harder.
    Traditional way is to suspend them in a wire bottom cage (with food and water) to cool their bottom thereby removing the urge.

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